I've been trying to figure out since that first ridiculous bore hole, why at the very least they didn't send down some sort of remote control camera. At the very least, we can surely do better than one hole at a time. I'm no geologist, but we've sent men to the Moon; we can figure out a way to drill multiple holes.
Is it just me, or does it seem like they've been using the best technology 1999 has to offer in an effort to find the trapped miners?
I understand the instability underground, and I understand why tunneling can't continue. But I don't understand why we can't find six trapped miners. It's the very least we can do for their families.
I've been following this story closely since it first appeared as the headline news story on every web page and news program. 20 f'ing days later, still nothing. As each day goes by, the headlines get buried deeper and deeper down the page. But then again, I understand we are a nation of short attention spans and thus I understand the importance of reporting on Jenna Bush's engagement and Nicole Richie's 80 minutes in the clink.
As each day goes by, I unfortunately understand why we don't have a chance at catching Osama. But I guess that doesn't really matter, since we already got the true culprit, Saddam.
[How's that for a rant. Not the typical style of this blog, but I just read the latest article about drilling a seventh hole, this time to drop a robotic camera. Just for shit and giggles, how about sending robotic cameras down the other six holes?]